7:15 PM ET, March 18, 2010
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS -- To call this one a yawner would be understating things.Kentucky's blowout of East Tennessee State in the first round of the NCAA tournament was so thorough that fans were sleeping in the stands -- and not even the collective laughs of conscious spectators could awaken some of those caught snoozing on large video boards.
• Eric Bledsoe set a Kentucky tournament record with eight 3-pointers. He passed Tony Delk, who had seven 3s in the 1996 title game against Syracuse.
• The Wildcats scored 100-plus points in the tournament for the first time since 1996, when they went on to win it. It was the12th time they've topped the century mark in tournament history.
• Bledsoe started 8 for 8 from 3-point range and finished 9 for 11 from the field.
• Kentucky had 27 assists on its 31 field goals. ETSU shot 36 percent and had more turnovers (14) than assists (11).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
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NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 18: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with his team during a timeout...(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-64 (.359)||31-60 (.517)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-17 (.235)||15-33 (.455)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-37 (.568)||23-34 (.676)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||24 (0/0)|
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